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Deschaillons, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste 1040, rue Marie-Victorin, Deschaillons, QUÉBEC  Source:

Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent is a municipality that is part of the regional county municipality of Bécancour and the administrative region of Centre-du-Québec, on the south shore of the Saint-Laurent, east of St-Pierre les Béquets and west of Leclercville, 50 kilometers northeast of Nicolet.

Its name comes from the name of the lord Pierre de Saint-Ours de L'Éschaillon, originally from Dauphiné, France, first captain in the regiment of Carignan-Salières.

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Église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste
1040, rue Marie-Victorin, Deschaillons, QUÉBEC

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Deschaillons, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste
1040, rue Marie-Victorin, Deschaillons, QUÉBEC

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Couvent des Soeurs de la Charite, est. 1898
Deschaillons, Québec, Canada

Couvent des Soeurs de la Charite, est. 1898

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Sieur de Deschaillons was granted the seigniory of Deschaillons in 1674
The Deschaillons seigneury, also called the seigneury of the Duchesne river, was granted to the knight Pierre de Saint-Ours, on April 25, 1674, by Louis de Buade, count of Frontenac, governor of New France.
Around 1710, there were about twenty families of pioneer settlers established between the small Chêne river and the limits of the seigneury of Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets.
Around 1741 - Construction of a first presbytery Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Deschaillons
In 1722, a Catholic mission was founded there and around 1741, the parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste was founded and in 1751, the first church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste was erected there.
1774 - Establishment of the parish of Saint Jean-Baptiste de Deschaillons
In 1793, the first church had become dilapidated, a second Saint-Jean-Baptiste church was built and the cemetery was laid out behind the church. In 1871, it was replaced by the third village church. In 1986, the fourth church was blessed.
1794 - Original church is too small, so a new church was built in Deschaillons
The parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Deschaillons was canonically constituted in 1825.
Twenty years later, in 1855, the municipality of the parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Deschaillons was constituted civilly. Following a few demergers, the village of Deschaillons separated from the municipality in 1891 and Saint-Jacques-de-Parisville separated from it in 1901.
In 1832, brothers David and Jean-Baptiste Charland put into operation the first brickworks in the village.
The raw material is then taken from the huge deposits of clay that line the shore of the river. Towards the beginning of the following century, about twenty brickyards will be exploited on the territory.
1841-1842 - The presbytery, built of stone in Deschaillons
1871 - third church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste built in Deschaillons
The 2nd church had become too small.

The new church was built next to the second near the road today called Marie-Victorin.

Construction was completed in 1873.
The King's Brothers company has been exploiting the forest there since 1871.
Deschaillons was incorporated a village in 1891
1895 - Saint Jean d’Eschaillons
Saint Jean d’Eschaillons, a post-village in Lotbinière co., Quebec, on the river St. Lawrence, 57 miles S.W. of Quebec. It has 3 saw-mills, 3 grist-mills, and 7 or 8 stores. Pop. 400.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
From 1896, with the advent of the Lotbinière – Mégantic railway, the village took off and a sawmill was built on the Chêne River.
1898 - Convent Soeurs de la charité de Québec is built in Deschaillons
In 1926, Shawinigan Water and Power extended its electricity network to the village and in 1927 a bridge spanned the river between Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets and Deschaillons.
It was finally in 1990 that the municipalities of Deschaillons and Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent came together under the name of Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent.
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Deschaillons:
Deschaillons Marina: Start your visit by exploring the Deschaillons Marina, situated along the St. Lawrence River. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll, and you can often see boats and ships passing by. The marina is especially lovely during the summer months when you can enjoy the waterfront breeze.

Deschaillons Beach: If you're visiting during the warm season, be sure to spend some time at Deschaillons Beach. This sandy stretch along the river is perfect for sunbathing, picnicking, and swimming. The views of the river are stunning, and you can take a refreshing dip in the cool waters.

Les Jardins de l'Anse: For a delightful dose of nature and gardening, head to Les Jardins de l'Anse. This picturesque garden offers a peaceful environment filled with colorful flowers, lush greenery, and well-maintained paths. It's an ideal spot for a relaxing walk and some photography.

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